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▶ 500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art - YouTube

by Philip Scott Johnson Music: Bach's Sarabande from Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 performed by Yo-Yo Ma Nominated as Most Creative Video 2...
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This montage not only explores the changes in artistic styles but also in representation of women across the ages. The artists page gives more information about each piece - http://www.maysstuff.com/womenid.htm

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This Awesome Ad, Set to the Beastie Boys, Is How to Get Girls to Become Engineers

This Awesome Ad, Set to the Beastie Boys, Is How to Get Girls to Become Engineers | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
This is a stupendously awesome commercial from a toy company called GoldieBlox, which has developed a set of interactive books and games to “disrupt the pink aisle and inspire the future generation of female engineers.” The CEO, Debbie Sterling,...
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Challenging gender roles - a really great commercial that will spark good discussion

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LEGO & Gender Part 1: Lego Friends

LEGO & Gender Part 1: Lego Friends | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Watch Part 2: The LEGO Boys’ Club LEGO announced that after 4 years of intensive research, they have finally come up with a LEGO product that fulfills the desires of... Watch Part 2: The LEGO...
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Consider how visual imagery represents gender in these really helpful videos from Feminist Frequency. 

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Here Are the Unretouched Images From Lena Dunham's Vogue Shoot

Lena Dunham and her fans, ourselves included, love her just the way she is. Vogue's opinion, of course, is another matter.
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Animated gifs clearly show how much altering is done in magazine shoots to make people look 'just right' or 'beautiful' or acceptable. Great teaching resource.

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I'm starting to think Lego is evil

I'm starting to think Lego is evil | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Well, maybe not evil, but “highly problematic.”
First, let’s remove what we all *think* Lego is (i.e. our own nostalgic memories, our aspirational beliefs, or $250 robot sets), and instead concentrate...
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Media literacy and visual representations that Lego present - some good ideas here to reflect on re. advertising and kids

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